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and nsa spying story. all of it coming by leaks by the former u.s. defense contractor edward snowden. tonight's revelations involve very big names in the internet and e-mail world. now big companies are calling for new privacy laws to stop u.s. intelligence agencies from breaking into their data overseas. for more on all of it we turn to our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the tech companies worry they are losing an arm's race with the nsa which nbc news confirms has been hacking into google and yahoo data centers around the world as fast as the company has put up firewalls. vacuuming up e-mail and phone records. google and yahoo data centers in all corners of the globe reach targets by data collection by nsa and british intelligence. as first reported in the "washington post" they found more documents leaked by edward snowden, hundreds of thousands of e-mails, search queries and other activity collected, decoded and filtered and possible intelligence targets transmitted to the n
second term in peril. edward snowden has this new manifesto that is out from russia, calls for reform in surveillance justify his leaks of classified information. we will see if he agrees with him on that. and the changing landscape of designer fashion. the top names in the country, here with us this hour to talk about that. all that and dagen mcdowell this hour on "markets now." all right. dagen: we're giving you a makeover. connell: that would be great. get him to work on that. dagen: we put you in like a camo jacket. the market slight losses here, we are also getting news on that settlement with the justice department, nicole petallides has you covered at the new york stock exchange. lauren: the dow down to the downside. the nasdaq and the s&p squeezing out some gains although very minimal. talking fractional news for the nasdaq and the s&p with the up arrow's up nearly two points as the s&p is up .34. a third of a point. very small moves despite the fact everybody still continues to believe you will not see any tapering from the fed anytime soon. some of the steel stocks doing ver
almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >> some memb
. about a month later, edward snowden began releasing real elevations about massive surveillance. in this kicked off a healthy public debate about how we balance privacy and security. and as you've heard from greg, it's our mission to try to improve the quality of public policy decision making which is an important discussion to be had. that's why we brought together the panel. people have different views. while everyone here has deep expertise in experience with part of it. we're hoping to have ab open discussion about it. in will be some thing they'll be unable to question. unable to an and just because of the situation. but we're going try to guide the discussion over a few topics today. we're going to start can with try to understand what works in intelligence and security. why do we feel we need to put it in place. we're going turn to what are the increased risk of mass collection of information on the public. and finally, turn to what is the -- what do the implications of this an how we implement foreign policy. with that sort of an overarching on the topic i like to see us
and three people are under arrest. >>> to a brand new job tonight for edward snowden who is now living in russia. it comes as forbes magazine named president putin the most powerful leader in the world and putting president obama at number two, his rise in part due to the handling of snowden. tonight those reports that snowden is now employed again. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross on the case again tonight. >> reporter: in looking for a job with a moscow internet company ed snowden didn't have any references from his last employer, the u.s. intelligence community. he remains perhaps america's most wanted fugitive as he acknowledged. >> she'll stop at nothing to persecute someone who told the truth. >> reporter: while congress is considering changing laws because of snowden, u.s. officials testified he is nothing but a traitor. >> if you are asking me, absolutely. >> reporter: much of the outrage has to do with the embarrass the of the u.s. in spying on german chancellor angela merkel and the leaders of 34 countries. >> we have to repair the damage, otherwise it's goi
worker edward snowden, revelations that the nsa spied on germany's chancellor angela merkel have proadvocated outrage in the country. >>> french police have released a sketch of a man wanted for the murder of a family in the alps, a shooting that is still unexplained. >>> a dutch children's rights organization is warning of what it describes as an e epidemic of youngsters being forced to perform sexual acts. handed those names to interpol. >> she is the weapon against sex traffic, she is not real. prowling the web for sex, one group trying to end it all. these are some of the men who have been identified as terrorists. researchers log on to chattel rooms pretending to be young girls. within seconds they are being offered money in return for things we cannot repeat. >> whenever i open a chat room dozens of men swarm at me within minutes. from families, good jobs, they're athletes, it's unbelievable how diverse the pattern is. >> this is one of the chat rooms the team are using. 10 f philippines. ten years old, female, philippines. we deliberately kept the camera a little bit far a
long that the people don't know what to believe. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> edward snowden's attorney saying snowden is starting a job today working at a major undisclosed russian website. the 30-year-old is wanted here in the united states on charges of espionage and theft of government property. russia granted snowden asylum earlier this year. >>> the policy is constitutional and removing a judge from a case. three-judge appellate panel ruling the lower court decision appeared to be bias. critics say the stop and frisk law amounts to racial profiling. city official insist the practice has cut crime. >> probably the lowest it's been in -- since in october 31st in perhaps the 1940s so that is how safe the city is. our tactics and strategies i think have worked and continue to work. >> other appeals to stop and frisk are still pending. >>> another big legal decision to tell you about. most of texas tough abortion restrictions struck down this week have been reinstated now by a federal appeals court. under the law abortion doctors must have admitting privileges at a nearby ho
is denying allegations from edward snowden that the agency tapped into google and yahoo! data centers. >>> and breaking news right now, from the middle east, u.n. inspectors have just reported that syria has now destroyed all of its chemical weapon production equipment. that's one day ahead of the deadline. but the country still has roughly 1,000 tons of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and sarin. it has until the middle of next year to destroy those weapons. >>> and troubling statements about the economy. the federal reserve is keeping its economic stimulus program in place for now. that means, printing more money to keep interest rates low. because it says the housing recovery is now starting to slow down, jobs are still not being created quickly enough. however, the fed is not saying just how long the stimulus will last. that uncertainty could hurt stocks on wall street today. >>> speaking of, a rollercoaster ride for facebook. its stocks soared after the company reported big profits. then, sank after the company revealed a drop in the number of teenagers using the site. >>>
check on edward snowden. they are accusing the contractor of billing the government for background checks that it knew were incomplete. >>> officials say five more people are in custody in connection with the deadly terrorist attack on the west gate mall last month. 11 other people are already being held. at least 67 were killed after gunmen stormed the shopping cent center. >>> the south african olympic runner is facing new charges in the death of his girlfriend. with murder, two gun charges are being added. he admits to shooting her but claims it was an accident. >>> anderson, look at what happened in milwaukee as a police cruiser is chasing a speeding car. you see there, it swerves off a highway ramp and smashes into a barrier and goes airborne. the driver and the officer were injured. they will be okay. the driver is charged with dui. >> incredible video. amazing. >>> a horrifying story in california. 14 ld early patients abandoned when the nursing home shut down instead of being moved to a new facility, they were left behind where nearly all of the staff walked out rcht and a
of people will try and get the website running properly. >>> edward snowden starting a new job in rush shaft the nsa leaker has been hired by a russian website to perform maintenance. he was granted a year-long asylum. >>> a victory for the new york police department. a judge ruled. nypd can resume the controversial stop and frisk policy while other appeals are heard. opponents say it unlawfully targets african americans and latinos. >>> the fda reports 12% of spices imported into the u.s. are contaminated with bug parts, rodent hairs and other unappetizing materials. the report notes that 7% of spices tested were contaminated with salmonella. >> see, that's why i eat bland food, no spices. >> good thing, i may, too. >> i may do that because i'm boring. >> thanks very much. >>> up next, a super tunnel, fascinating, a massive under ground passage way used to smuggle drugs. we'll take you inside this tunnel. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save
for the man who revealed america's sweeping spy program, edward snowden who of course is now living in russia. it comes as forbes magazine this week named president putin the most powerful leader in the world putting president obama at number two. putin's rise in part due to his handling of snowden. tonight new reports that snowden is now employed again. brian ross on the case again tonight. >> reporter: in looking for a job with a moscow internet company, ed snowden didn't have any references from his last employer. he remains perhaps america's most wanted fugitives as he freely acknowledged. >> they're trying to persecute someone to told the truth. >> reporter: while congress is now considering changing laws because of snowden, u.s. officials testified he is nothing but a traitor. >> you're asking me, absolutely. >> reporter: much of the outrage has to do with the embarrass the of the u.s., revealing spice on chancellor angela merkel. >> we have to repair the damage, otherwise it's going to spin out of control. >> reporter: the german parliament scheduled a special segment next month. and t
nsa contractor, edward snowden, will be, -- will be working at one of the largest internet companies. snowden is considered a u.s. fugitive. >>> some cancer survivors get in the spirit of halloween by trick-or-treating at the state house in annapolis. as pat warren reports, the treat they're looking for is funding. >> reporter: arriving in a pink limo, and clutching power purses. cancer survivors, masquerading as trick or treaters, arrive at the state's door step. >> i became a cancer patient in 1997. >> i am ray two-time breast cancer survivor. >> i'm a two-time prest cancer survivor. and my two paternal aunts and paternal grandmother all had breast cancer. >> reporter: they had a list with 500 signatures, asking for additional funding for the state cancer research program. >> the breast and cervical cancer program is a program that picked me up when i lost my job, my family moved out. i had nothing. >> i'm going to be administering your chemo. >> reporter: 800 women will have died. the state screening program for women who are uninsured is a critical element in early detection. >>
a course of a long period of time. >> edward snowden is reportedly starting a new job in russia today. his lawyer told a russian news agency or snowden has been hired by major russian website. than 47 million people who receive food stamps in the u.s. will see a decrease in their aid beginning today as a temporary boost from the 2009 stimulus expires. bybed the hunger clip critics, the drop will reduce monthly food stamps for a family of four $36 each month. according to the center for budget and policy priorities, food stamps will now average less than $1.40 per person per meal next year. the decrease comes two days after lawmakers opened talks on a farm bill that will likely cut food stamps even more. one in seven people in the united states rely on food stamps. newly revealed documents have provided hard numbers showing just how few people were able to enroll in health insurance through the new government massiveand its technical failures. the obama administration says there were 4.7 million unique visits to the site in the first 20 four hours. according to notes from a meeting on the m
to parts of new england. >> the nsa is denying reports based on documents leaked by edward snowden that it secretly broke into a main connection link that connects yahoo! and google data centers overseas. >>> the boston red sox clinched their first title home at fenway since 1918. congrats to them. >>> straight ahead, some serious questions this morning for those of you with kids who play sports. kids and concussions. a new report sounding the alarm and putting at least some of the blame directly on parents. >>> we have a quick programming note to tell you about. tomorrow and monday on "today" bernard carric speaks out. >> he sits down and talks about his release from prison and president bush's nominee for security. we'll have part one of our interview and he will join us live in our studio coming up on monday morning. >>> let's begin this half hour with a texas police officer hailed as a hero. she was shot twice, once in the face, still managed to pursue the suspects. nbc's janet chandley has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt, talk about true grit, a 40-yea
that the nsa was spying on world leaders. the leak came from documents stolen by former nsa contractor edward snowden, who is currently hiding in russia. >>> the fbi officially has a new leader tonight. president obama swore in james combmy today at fbi headquarters. the 52-year-old actually began his duties last month when robert muller resigned after 12 years as director. he is well liked by lawmakers. he was confirmed by the senate 93-1. he's a former federal prosecutor and was number two in command at the justice department. >>> in the u.s. senate, majority leader harry reid is promising to bring a gay rights bill to the floor before this thanksgiving. in recent years, the prrallying point has been primarily same-sex marriage but the employment nondiscrimination act or enda, as it's known, would ban discrimination in the workplace. it's been introduced in nearly every congress since 1994. a version was passed by the house in 2007. however, it died in the senate under a threatened veto by then-president george w. bush. at least 55 senators are on the record supporting enda. >>> hours after
to stay safe. >>> nsa leaker edward snowden gets a job! his lawyer now says the fugitive starts tomorrow doing tech support for a major russian website. he still faces espionage charges back here in the u.s. for spilling nsa secrets to the press. >>> iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki set to meet with president obama tomorrow at the white house. topping that agenda, a request for more american weapons, training and manpower to help fight a bloody resurgence by al qaeda. the request coming two years after iraq forced the u.s. military out of the country. >>> well, the white house announcing new help for the troubled healthcare.gov. chief white house correspondent ed henry live with the story. so, ed, who's the president going to bring in now? >> gretchen, interesting. just breaking, administration officials confirming that they're bringing in experts from three more tech companies to deal with these website problems, which as you know, have persisted this week, even as they say they're getting on top of it. the administration confirming that google, oracle and red hat are now sending in
is monitoring the internet. "washington post" citing documents stolen and released by edward snowden reports the intelligence agency has tapped into the communication link such as undersea cables connecting yahoo! and google data centers around the world. because those links are overseas, they are do so without any oversight from the u.s. government. the nsa chief issued a partial denial. >> this is not nsa breaking into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. >> reporter: a written statement from nsa to cnn, the assertion that we collect vast quantities of u.s. persons data from this type of collection is not true. but the nsa did not deny it access links between the service or reaction from google and yeah yahoo! was swift and angry. we have long been concerned about the possibility which is why we continue to extend encryption against more and more services and links. yahoo! said we have not given access to the nsa nor any other government agency. two european delegations upset at nsa surveillance in their countries met face-to-face with the white house and nsa chief who tol
after the fact not during. let me ask briefly about the nsa story breaking, based on edward snowden leaks, foreign to foreign intelligence, nsa and british allies, british intelligence services are scooping up metadata, not specific content of e-mails and telephone calls unless they see a legitimate foreign target but scooping all this stuff, storing it for years and years in storage facilities i'm told around the world. how does this revelation affect our foreign policy? >> very damaging. the snowden revelations are becoming the most important security setbacks in the united states, not in terms of ability to collect information about terrorist threats, that's the least in terms of alienating allies. i found the story in the "washington post" disturbing for the following reason. we learned in 2011 the foreign intelligence corps, legal mechanism of oversight told nsa the activities collecting some data were illegal and needed to be changed. nsa saide yes, we will change those domestically. if the post story is accurate, at the same time they were changing domestic procedures, they w
that they felt that way in covering this important story in mali. >> n.s.a. whistle blower edward snowden sounding off. >> we're going to tell you what's in his open letter. why he's asking the u.s. for clemency. >> it feels like 2012 all over again. mitt romney attacking president obama over health care. why the former presidential candidate jumped into the debate. >> a special look at aging around the globe, starting in afghanistan, where life expectancy is among the lowest in the world. >> we're taking a live look at egypt right now. the protests there, you can see breaking up very quickly, just an hour ago. we saw hundreds of people outside of the courthouse where mohamed morsi's trial has just been adjourned to the new year. we'll be right back. >> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. >> some democrats in washington are worried they're going to lose jobs over the ongoing n.s.a. scandal. we'll talk with an experienced democratic strategist. >> let's get a look at what temperatures we can expect to see across the nation. i'm he can specking a lot of low temperatures. >> a l
discovered. we'll tell you where. >>> more apparent leaks from edward snowden. how the nsa hacked google and yahoo! jon: right now we're learn about a new sophisticated border tunnel that may have been used to smuggle drugs between the u.s. and mexico. investigators in recent years have found a whole slew of such passageways of the you will probably remember this one uncovered back in 2012. roughly 240 yards long running bee heneath the boredder in arizona. we're told the new discovery runs from san diego to tijuana. the feds have not confirmed what it was used for, when it was built or exactly how well-engineered it is. some tunnels are quite advanced. this one in 2012 as well was 600 yards long equipped with electric railcars, lights and even ventilation. jenna: well another story in the nsa spying saga. new reports that the feds secretly hacked google and yahoo! breaking into their highly secure data centers and stealing essentially, confidential information from hundred of millions of user accounts. this according to new documents from leaker edward snowden and they have been reporte
reason members of congress are questioning the quality of the background checks. the edward snowden case of course raises many of the same questions so have wikileaks disclosures by private bradley manning. just yesterday we learned the department of justice has joined a lawsuit against a company called united states investigations and services commonly known as uses. this is a company that performs about 45% of the background investigations that are contracted out by the office of personnel management. according to this lawsuit they engaged in a our primary purpose is to learn what we are doing right in the security process and do more of that while also learning how we can improve it. we have many questions to ask and here are some of them. are we looking at the right risk factors and incentives identify people who should not be trusted with clearance or who could do serious harm to our government and our country? what important information did that round checks miss in the current system which relies heavily on self reporting by the individuals applying for clarence? was a clearance g
. of course putin is more powerful than obama. martha: you know, we learned edward snowden was given a tech job in russia. he was clearly protected by the russian government when we asked in no uncertain terms he please be sent back because of the nsa infractions. that was basically thrown back in our face. you look at the relationship has deteriorated to some extent with israel. you look at our relationship with saudi arabia which is not in any way what it once was on the world stage. and it raises a lot of these questions and, dick cheney, i know it is not going to come as a surprise to anybody he feels this way, but he spoke out about this earlier this week and i want to play that for you. >> if we had a presence over there, if we had been able to continue the policies that we put in place, if we had been able to work to keep governments, establish government that is are stable, willing to defend their own sovereign turf we would be much better off. now we're in a position where our adversaries no longer fear us and our allies no longer trust us. martha: jemu, what do you think about tha
are questioning the quality of background checks. the edward snowden case, of course, raises some any questions. and so does the wikileaks. just yesterday we learned that the department of justice has joined a lawsuit against a company called united states investigations services, commonly known as usis. this is a company that formed about 45% of the background investigations that are contracted out by the office of personnel management. according to this lawsuit, usis engaged in a practice that company insiders referred to as dumping. some refer to as flushing. under this alleged scam they would send investigations back to the office of personnel management even though they had not gone through the full review process. through this dumping, usis maximized its profits. many national security experts have long argued the security clearance process is antiquated and in need of modernization. given recent events i think we have to ask whether the system is fundamentally flawed. we should also be mindful for many years both congress and the federal agencies were concerned about the backlog of secur
, a bombshell out of germany, edward snowden, america's most wanted document leaker, wants to testify before congress, the american congress. snowden, whose nsa leaks are still rattling cages met with a german lawmaker in moscow. fred pleitgen is in germany with more. >> reporter: hi, carol. i have the letter, it's interesting because it doesn't mention germany by name. the operative part of this letter says "i hope when the difficulties of this humanitarian situation" meaning the limbo he's in, in russia "have been resolved and i will be able to cooperate in the responsible finding of fact regarding the reports in the media" that of course pertains to the documents behind a lot of the media reports regarding the nsa for instance spying on the german chancellor but a lot of other things disclosed recently and from that and from his talks with edward snoweden this german lawmakers discerns that snowden would be able to travel to germany to testify in front of german parliament about the leaks coming out or perhaps stay in russia and have members of german parliament come there. there are a lo
and help him. back to you, kate. >> thank you so much. >>> in russia, nsa leaker edward snowden is starting a new job. diana magnay has details from moscow. >> edward snowden starts a new job, tech support his lawyer says for a major russian website. we don't know which one but there's one that seems most likely, the russian version of facebook. it made snowden a very public job offer a few weeks back. it's the only major site who hasn't denied hiring him and it's recently launched a highly encrypted messaging system to protect user privacy. it sounds like a good fit but this is still guesswork. kate. >> thank you. in china, if you've ever had trouble opening a got of beer, you'll feel for these guys, trying to do it with a helicopter. monita rajpal explains. >> the best helicopter pilots have been showing off amazing skills in the skies. you might think it would be easier to open this beer bottle by hands but these teams at the tournament clearly relevant itch a challenge. pilots had eight minutes to open five beer bottles perched on poles above the ground without breaking them, the idea b
checks. the edward snoweden case raises many of the -- snowden case raises many of the questions. and so does the wiki leaks. just yesterday we learned that the department of justice has joined a lawsuit against a company called united states investigations services, commonly known as usis. this is a company that formed about 45% of the background investigations that are contracted out by the office of personnel management. according to this lawsuit, usis engaged in a practice that company insiders referred to as dumping. some refer to as flushing. under this alleged scam they would send investigations back to the office of personnel management even though they had not gone through the full review process. through this dumping, usis maximized its profits. many national security experts have long argued the security clearance process is antiquated and in need of modernization. given recent events i think we have to ask whether the system is fundamentally flawed. we should also be mindful for many years both congress and the federal agencies were concerned about the backlog of security cle
of all the questions that have been raised in this includes that of edward snowden and what should give us any faith in this current history. >> i appreciate the question. and i certainly understand it based upon the reports and as you mentioned, senator, he contained very serious allegations of contract fraud arising out of 2010 and 2011 and we have been aware of these allegations since the complaint was filed in july 2011 and have been working closely with the doj to implement changes that would address this nature would not continue in this includes what the allegations could be. we understand that the contractors have an obligation to conduct their own investigations. in this includes our own quality reviews of the investigations and what the allegation is here is to move cases more quickly and that is a real problem, obviously with the allegations that are substantiated because this includes quality review and it's a real problem because we rely upon their quality reviews in order for us to be able to move the investigation along more quickly and we like them to capture the issue a
ordering lunch. >> i think that is kind of beyond the french. ashley: you mentioned snowden, edward snowden, former nsa leaker, how much damage has he done in your opinion? >> i think a great think he alre killed and will get them killed in the future as we miss opportunities to stop things because he has told the terrorists, while he has told the world how some of our procedures in nsa and elsewhere work. i think he is a trader. i wish very much -- ashley: you think he should be brought to justice? >> i think he should be absolutely tried and for treason, yes. tracy: sir, thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with us. >> thank you. tracy: james woolsey, former director of central intelligence. thank you, sir. >> thank you. ashley: time for your tech minute. nokia has announce ad five-year extension to its patent deal with samsung. samsung will pay additional compensation to nokia as of january 1st. the total amount of compensation may not be hashed out until 2015. nokia said the. >> tension of this deal represents constructive resolution of licensing disputes and is it will save
who would hire former snsa leaker edward sn snowden. sn snowden is wanted by the u.s. on espionage and theft charges. snowden's lawyer will not reveal the name of the company but said he will perform mapt nns of the website and his first day on the job, tomorrow. >>> from recovery to resilience. this is bigger than sports, this is bigger than baseball. after rallying boston in the wake of the marathon bombing tragedy, oh, what a night. the red sox clinch a world series at home for the first time in nearly 100 years. bean town's heartwarming co comeback is, next. a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's time for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is that won't relieve all your symptoms. new alka seltzer plus-d relieves more sinus symptoms than any other behind the counter liquid gel. oh what a relief it is. than any other behind the counter liquid gel. humans -- even when we cross our "t's" and dot our "i's," we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness with our auto policies. if you qualify, your rates won't go up due
is not the only reason members of congress are questioning the quality of the background checks. the edward snoweden case raises many of the -- snowden case raises many of the questions. and so does the wiki leaks. just yesterday we learned that the department of justice has joined a lawsuit against a company called united states investigations services, commonly known as usis. this is a company that formed about 45% of the background investigations that are contracted out by the office of personnel management. according to this lawsuit, usis engaged in a practice that company insiders referred to as dumping. some refer to as flushing. under this alleged scam they would send investigations back to the office of personnel management even though they had not gone through the full review process. through this dumping, usis maximized its profits. many national security experts have long argued the security clearance process is antiquated and in need of modernization. given recent events i think we have to ask whether the system is fundamentally flawed. we should also be mindful for many years b
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